We are strong believers in the capacity for public transport to make cities liveable and loveable places. Brisbane’s Cross River Rail (CRR) is one of Australia’s most important infrastructure projects, and it’s moving really fast. When completed, CRR will provide a new way of traversing the city underground and create exciting places above ground where the stations emerge into new mixed-use precincts. The way these precincts unfold is a high priority for the Queensland Government and Right Angle have been helping work out the highest and best use for these important new urban neighbourhoods.
The Woolloongabba Station Precinct (WSP) is among the most significant of these new precincts because of its proximity to The Gabba Stadium. We worked with an economist to understand the dynamics of the residential, commercial and retail markets and then defined the optimal place proposition for the precinct. The WSP takes a regenerative development approach to creating and cultivating a new city neighbourhood that combines generous public realm, progressive forms of housing for a cross-sectional community, neighbourhood retail and new workplaces.
Our Place Vision & Strategy document will be used to define further design engagement and secure potential developers to ensure that the WSP emerges as the type of mixed-use neighbourhood that will enhance the inner-city suburb. Produced with longevity in mind, the document will be an important ongoing tool for the project team and Right Angle will maintain a continued involvement to keep the project on track.
“Cross River Rail is about the context of the city and its development. It will help turbocharge other developments in the city. By 2025, the whole face of Brisbane will have changed.”
Graham Newton, CEO Cross River Rail Delivery Authority
Placemaking, research, strategy
Woolloongabba character study by Dave Kan